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T H E   X - F I L E S   D I T T Y
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transcribed by Andrew Thwing


[Background riff]
(synthesizer arranged for guitar)

  (A5) let ring------------->
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------9-----9-----9-----9-----------------|
D|-------7-----7-----7-----7-------------------|
A|-----7-----7-----7-----7---------------------|
E|---5-----------------------------------------|


[The whistling melody]

    (0:03)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|------5-----5--8--5----------------|
G|---7-----7-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

    (0:09)
e|---------------5-------------------|
B|------5-----5-----5----------------|
G|---7-----7-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

    (0:15)
e|---8--7--5-----5-------------------|
B|------------8-----5----------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

    (0:21)
e|---8--7--5-----7-------------------|
B|------------8-----5----------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

    (0:27)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|------5-----5--8--5----------------|
G|---7-----7-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

    (0:33)               ...(0:39)
e|---------------5------------5------|
B|------5-----5-----5------------5---|
G|---7-----7-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|


Recorded with lots of reverb on both patterns, but for guitar I'd
recommed flanging as well to add to the ringing.

Interesting time signature stuff here--
It seems that the whistling riff is in 12-8, over the background arpeggio
which is 8-8, so in other words they don't exactly stay together.
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Scatman 50 Nov 22, 2002 07:00 PM

pretty nice, man.
it sound correct and real nice job

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Lpneo 10 Oct 08, 2007 08:31 AM

I'm about to piss myself offXD

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Rigo 44 10 Feb 20, 2009 12:24 PM

Nice I just love this theme even more on piano

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